. Here's a nice offline use of Twitter. Last month ONE
ran a campaign around the G8 meeting
in Camp David and Washington DC outputting selected Tweets about hunger and poverty onto the pavement.
What would you put on the front page of the New York Times
? Or Fox News
? NewsJack lets you remix and edit web pages to create and share your own parody site in an instant. Read more about it here
or download the source code from GitHub
I crowdsourced a crowd scene for a May Day poster using Mechanical Turk, Facebook and Twitter friends inviting them to draw a robot holding up a sign. In just five days, I assembled a protest scene with 250 unique characters. It was great fun. Here are the results in color and black and white.
Click below for high resolution versions.
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. I love maps and I love type, so its no wonder I love StateFace
, an Open Source font you can use in your web apps when you want tiny U.S. state shapes as a design element. Thank you ProPublica
Neutral and Not
“But although Wikipedia’s articles are neutral, its existence is not.… We depend on a legal infrastructure that makes it possible for us to operate. And we depend on a legal infrastructure that also allows other sites to host user-contributed material, both information and expression.”
Thrilling to see Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, Slahdot, Tumblr and other big sites mobilizing their users to take action on a public policy issue today. Once you make that first call to your representative, you realize just how easy it is to call again on another issue as well.
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The 4th printed issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal
was a special edition composed entirely of posters. 20,000 copies were printed and distributed throughout the movement. Since then, the project website has attracted a growing number of poster submissions from around the world, each available as a printable PDF.
The site will soon post DIY suggestions, how-to videos, and other resources for anyone who wants to open a free occupation PrintLab
We are the 99 percent
. I've been thinking about poster designs and what imagery I can contribute to #occupywallstreet
, but these hundreds of self-portraits of people telling their own stories of debt, sickness, unemployment, and eviction are far more powerful than anything I've come up with.
"Real Names" Policies Are an Abuse of Power
. “The people who most heavily rely on pseudonyms in online spaces are those who are most marginalized by systems of power. ‘Real names’ policies aren’t empowering; they’re an authoritarian assertion of power over vulnerable people.
These ideas and issues aren’t new… but what is new is that marginalized people are banding together and speaking out loudly. And thank goodness.”
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